1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria seemeniana Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Much-branched decumbent or spreading and ascending perennial herb or subshrub.
    Branches
    Branches pubescent, with short appressed or rather spreading hairs, to tomentose on the young parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to obovate-oblong, ± 5–12 mm. long, 2·5–4 mm. wide, mostly rounded at the apex, glabrous above, finely appressed pubescent beneath; petiole ± 3–5 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes shortly pedunculate heads up to 1·5–4 cm. long, densely many-flowered; bracts linear, 1·5–2·5 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–3·5 mm. long, with the tube slightly protracted on the lower side, tomentose; upper lobes shortly oblong, abruptly contracted into an excentric apiculate tip, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-orbicular, yellow, marked red, puberulous apically outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a narrow slightly incurved twisted beak, 7–8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, ellipsoid, 6–7 mm. long, 4 mm. across, appressed pubescent, 6–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly oblique-cordiform, 1·5–2 mm. across, smooth, brown or purplish.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, persisting on roadsides and cultivated ground; 1500–2050 m.
    Distribution
    T7 known only from Mt. Rungwe

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria seemeniana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goetze, W. [1170], Tanzania K000412670

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 322 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 413 (1949).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 278 (1914).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 322 (1901).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0